Brighton and Hove MEP says sorry after describing Thai constituent as a ‘Ting Tong’

An MEP who represents Brighton and Hove has apologised after describing a Thai constituent as “a Ting Tong from somewhere”. Janice Atkinson, a UK Independence Party (UKIP) MEP for South East England, made the comment during a BBC South East interview recorded on Friday. The...
Posted On 18 Aug 2014 at 6:03 pm

Labour chiefs target Brighton to sign up new members

Labour Party chiefs sent two MPs and a battle bus to Brighton this morning (Monday 18 August). Gloria De Piero and Jon Ashworth arrived on Labour’s “Seaside Express” as part of the party’s efforts to sign up new members and win support in three key marginal constituencies. They...
Posted On 18 Aug 2014 at 1:27 pm

Hove man arrested over kerb-crawling incidents

A man has been arrested after teenage girls reported being approached and in one case touched by the driver of a blue car in Brighton. The arrested man – a 24-year-old from Hove – was held on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female in Tongdean Lane on Wednesday 6...
Posted On 18 Aug 2014 at 12:21 pm
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Fire crews tackle blaze at Brighton nursing home which received critical inspection report

Fire crews tackled a blaze at a Brighton nursing home late last night (Sunday 17 August) when a tumble dryer caught alight. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews from Preston Circus and Hove were sent to the scene in Heath Hill Avenue.” They were called to Hazelgrove...
Posted On 18 Aug 2014 at 12:14 pm

Brighton Hippodrome plans put on hold by Pickles

Cabinet minister Eric Pickles has put plans to convert the Hippodrome in Brighton into a cinema on hold. The plans were approved by Brighton and Hove City Council last month, subject to a number of conditions. But the Theatres Trust wrote to Mr Pickles, the Communities and Local...
Posted On 18 Aug 2014 at 11:27 am

Brighton family shut up shop after 50 years

John’s Camping is closing after 50 years. Owner John Holden will shut up shop at the end of the month 50 years after opening his business in Whitehawk. He opened a shop in Lewes Road shortly afterwards, and in 1970 went to New England Street, Brighton, from where he traded for 34...
Posted On 18 Aug 2014 at 9:38 am

Teenager sentenced for defrauding Brighton and Hove phone shops

A teenager has been given a suspended prison sentence by magistrates for conning mobile phones out of two shops in Brighton and Hove. James Trodd, 19, of Kingsland Close, Shoreham, also defrauded a building society after presenting a cashier with a signed standing order in the...
Posted On 18 Aug 2014 at 9:27 am
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